Researchers Witness Assembly Of Molecules Critical To Protein Function

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 17:21 in Biology & Nature

Iron-sulfur clusters are critical to life on earth. They are necessary for protein function in cellular processes, such as respiration in humans and other organisms and photosynthesis by plants. A research group has isolated proteins responsible for the iron-sulfur cluster assembly process and witnessed the necessary protein interactions in vivo -- within a cell.

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